If you’re trying to configure SNMP on a server from a remote workstation, make sure you have SNMP installed on the remote workstation or you’ll miss the Agent, Traps, and Security tab on the SNMP service properties. Thanks to thomasmaurer.ch for getting me on the right track. Advertisements
Windows Spotlight has some nice wallpaper and I’d like to keep a couple for later use, so here’s the shortest Powershell script I could make to save them to my Pictures directory: I only copy files greater than 141160 bytes because some files in that directory are not wallpapers and the largest non-wallpaper file is […]
While rebuilding WSUS (once again) I discovered another snag. When first configuring WSUS I put in “D:” for the drive to store the updates because the wizard didn’t like “D:\”. Unfortunately, both are wrong. From what I read in various posts, the wizard used to default to the largest drive with free space and append […]
I had to rebuild my SUS server because the old one was still on Win2008 (x86) and I couldn’t get any of the Win10 Anniversary Edition updates. After rebuilding the server, everything is going great. The service is installed, the updates are downloading, and I see that there are updates for the SUS server pending. […]
I had a screwy server that wouldn’t replicate a folder in DFSR because it had past the 60 day limit. I’m not sure why this server was out of date for so long. EventID: 4012 The DFS Replication service stopped replication on the folder with the following local path: <folder>. This server has been disconnected […]
I think this server needs a reboot. I’m pretty sure it hasn’t been online and traveling backwards in time since the 22nd century.
I had to migrate dhcp servers and the export/restore wasn’t working for me. I read that the export/restore method only works on the same server. I’m migrating from 2008 to 2012R2. However, there is a command-line method to add DHCP reservations in Windows and there is an easy way to get a list of existing […]
Bitvise has to have the best installer I have seen in a long time. Everything is on one screen: the EULA, upgrade vs. new instance, the open when finished option. Everything. None of the endless wizard crap of Next, Next, Next, Next, Next, Next, Next, Next, Next, Next, Next, Next, Accept, Install…Finish. Fanfuckingtastic Bitvise.
When writing some scripts I wanted to slip in a reboot in the middle but I didn’t know how to run stuff after the reboot. The RunOnce command seemed like a logical step and I finally was able to use it in a script that will reinstall our AV software, but I also learned a […]
Yeah, yeah, I know what you are going to say about upgrading Windows in place. I get it, I hate it too, but sometimes it needs to be done. I have many 2003 servers that will get an in place upgrade to 2008 and several use Netapp’s Snapdrive to connect to iSCSI LUNs. The iSCSI […]